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VC1077    Harry John Laurent


Name   Harry John Laurent    No.      

VC Issue No.   1077   Awards   VC     

Regiment   New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade



Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Tarata, Taranaki, New Zealand

Place Of Death   At his sons's home, Southland Road, Hastings, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Servicemen's Cemetery, Hawera, Taraniki, New Zealand

Cremated   Hawera Crematorium, Taraniki, New Zealand

Date Buried/Cremated   14 December 1987

Headstone   Plaque    Plot/Grave no.   Laurent Memorial Wall

Gazetted   15 November 1918

VC Presented   26 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Memorial Plaque, Hawera Cemetery, Taraniki, New Zealand

Memorial at Returned Servicemen's Association HQ, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

Named on Commemorative Sundial, Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand

Laurent Memorial Wall at Hawera Cemetery, Taraniki, New Zealand

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Laurent Street, Hawera, Taraniki, New Zealand

Laurent Place, Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand

By The Way…

His Victoria Cross was one of several stolen from the National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand, but they were recovered after a reward was put up for their return

VC Held By

Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand



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BORN   15 April 1895

DIED   9 December 1987  AGE   92

VC Won   12 September 1918   AGE   23

Place VC Won  E. Of Gouzeaucourt Wood, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

VC Ephemera